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Maryland Lawyer Blog


How To Find Hidden Assets In A High-Income Divorce

Uncovering hidden assets is the bane of attorneys handling high income divorce cases. Any lawyer can use interrogatories and a request for production of documents, spot issues from facts and construct an argument that advances the client’s interests. What separates common lawyers from high asset divorce attorneys is the ability to use legal tools in discovery to fully uncover the …
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Modification of Child Custody and Visitation in Maryland

Once the court makes a child custody and visitation determination, the arrangement is very difficult to modify. Under Maryland law, a parent who wishes to modify a court order regarding custody and visitation must meet the heavy burden of proving that there has been a material change in circumstances. The inquiry does not end there. If the court agrees there …
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Step out of financial mess by taking effective steps

The New Year is a great time to start afresh economically if you have been through any financial struggle in the previous year. The most common unlucky financial phases are bankruptcy, divorce or foreclosure. Big personal debts can also be a major reason to put your foot down and take steps to bounce bank to a healthy financial life. Lost …
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How a Lawyer Can Help with a High-Asset Divorce

There is much to lose in a high asset divorce, and things can go wrong without an experienced attorney. Litigating complex issues involving alimony, retirement accounts, businesses and other investments requires the skill of a competent lawyer. Most lawyers are familiar with how to present a persuasive argument. However, this basic legal skill is not enough in a complicated divorce. …
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Grandparent’s Rights to Visitation in Maryland

Grandparents may have a right to visitation with their grandchildren in Maryland under certain circumstances. The governing Maryland case on this issue is Koshko v. Haining, 398 Md. 404 (2007). The rule of law articulated in Koshko provides that, in order for a Maryland court to issue an order providing for visitation by a grandparent, the grandparent must satisfy a …
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Non profit debt consolidation: Can it help to lower your monthly payment?

A debt consolidation company is only eligible to use a non profit debt consolidation status if it receives the “non profit” status from the IRS. These companies help consumers negotiate with their creditors. Here is information on one such non profit debt consolidation program. A non profit debt consolidation organization can guide you to consolidate your debts. The organizations often …
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A Sign of Integrity from the Supreme Court?

Last week, the Supreme Court issued its decision upholding President Obama’s Health Care Law (the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act). The opinion was authored by none other than Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. Given that Justice Roberts is politically conservative, the opinion is a sign of hope. Most Americans have come to believe, perhaps rightfully so, that the …
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Inadequate Drug Safety Testing—Children Injured by Medication

Please visit the official website for the Food and Drug Administration for more information on this issue. Special thanks to the personal injury lawyers of Price Benowitz LLP for their insights and contribution to this post. Some of the medical profession’s most vulnerable patients are young children, particularly newborns. Often treated in the neonatal ICU, hospitalized newborns are incredibly susceptible …
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